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Percy Jackson TV series in the works at Disney+

Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

Story by Jack Foley

A SERIES based on the Percy Jackson novels is in development at Disney+.

Author Rick Riordan announced details of the project on Twitter earlier this week. But it remains in the early stages at the streamer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, beginning with The Lightning Thief, encompasses five novels and also spawned two follow-up series, Heroes of Olympus and Trials of Apollo.

The Lightning Thief and the second book in the series, Sea of Monsters, have previously been adapted as feature films at 20th Century Fox (which is now owned by Disney). They starred Logan Lerman as the title character, a boy who discovers he’s the son of the Greek god Poseidon, and Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth, another demi-god.

However, while the films turned the characters into teenagers at the later end of that age group, the books focused on the characters while being much younger (around 12).

Riordan said that the potential series will be a more faithful adaptation of his books.

“We are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality, following the storyline of the original Percy Jackson five-book series, beginning with The Lightning Thief in season one,” Riordan wrote.

He added that he and his wife Becky will be involved “in every aspect of the show”.